The seminar on refugees from Myanmar was organised by “Connecting Myanmar”. This student-initiated organisation have grown out of the Migrant Outreach Education Initiative (MOEI) organised by the University of Hong Kong. According to the Connecting Myanmar web site, 20 students joined MOEI and went to Myanmar in summer 2011 to teach English to the refugee children at the Thai-Burma border. I am the proud father of one of their members.
This summer they are planning to send teams to Myanmar to work on law projects, a journalism training project and a migrant school renovation project, in Yangon and Maesot at the Thai/Myanmar border. These young people are the pride of Hong Kong.